List of the Best Washington DC Ad and Marketing Companies

  • 1
    $50,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    A leading digital marketing and brand management company, REQ outpaces changes in today’s rapidly evolving media landscape by bringing reputation, advocacy, brand, and business results to new heights. Offering a comprehensive suite of solutions and technologies that define, connect, and protect brands, REQ serves global brands and leaders in technology, real estate, entertainment, government, hospitality, retail, and finance. The company has been named to both the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Fast 500 lists as one of the fastest growing companies in America, as well as Inc.’s Best Workplaces. Founded in Washington, DC in 2008, REQ has offices and employees in New York, Boston, and San Francisco. 

    Clients
    StubHub
    Amazon
    eBay
    Cava
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A broadcasting trade association hired REQ to drive awareness and engagement for a grassroots campaign meant to enact policy changes for one of its 2 major groups of users. REQ designed a digital strategy that included building and designing a website in addition to promoting the campaign across social and community channels. 

    “They've transformed our website, making it much more modern, user-friendly, and appealing overall. Encouraging us to think more creatively, they've also helped us reach new audiences.”  – VP of Marketing, Broadcasting Trade Association

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  • 2
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Columbia MD

    WebMechanix is a digital agency in Elkridge, Md. It was founded in 2009 and now has almost 50 employees who help mostly midmarket clients with PPC, SEO, conversion rate optimization, web development, UI/UX design, and digital strategy.

    Clients
    Social Solutions
    Keane Unclaimed Property
    Amazon Brands
    Logi Analytics
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An athletic association hired WebMechanix for help with its web development and database management. WebMechanix redeveloped the client's website and also helps with its SEO and online marketing.

    "Their work has bolstered our revenues by increasing our marketability to sponsors but has also helped cut expenses by making our operations much more efficient, particularly by cutting down the amount of mailing we send out." – Associate Executive Director, Athletic Association

  • 3
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Social Driver is a digital agency founded in 2011 with a team of over 10 members. Based in Washington, DC, they offer web design, social media marketing, and digital strategy solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large businesses in the fields of health care and nonprofit, among others.

    Clients
    Elizabeth Dole Foundation
    Goodwill Industries International
    Honda North America
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Social Driver designed and launched a website for a nonprofit organization. Social Driver worked closely with the organization throughout the project, constantly guiding them during the process. The website has received positive feedback from the community.

    “They have a very effective in-house approach to project management, which guided us very well through the process of launching the website.” - Former Director of Communications, Nonprofit Organization

  • 4
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    Williams Whittle is an advertising agency that practices a wide variety of services including media planning & buying, branding, and marketing strategy. They are based in Alexandria, Virginia and currently have fewer than 20 employees. The company was founded in 1967.

    Clients
    American Institute for Cancer Research
    National Park Trust
    Notable Project

    Williams Whittle helped a nonprofit rebrand its online presence. After conducting research, they designed a new logo, enhanced website aesthetics, and produced a video. The vendor's contributions created a solid foundation for the brand relaunch. 

    "Williams Whittle not only helped create attractive campaign materials but also provided additional design work outside of the scope of work." – Executive Director, Nonprofit

  • 5
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    Founded in 2015, niftic agency is headquartered in Washington DC, and has a satellite office in Salt Lake City, Utah. niftic agency's team of around 5 employees focuses on web design, web development, and custom software development.The client appreciated niftic agency's technical expertise and innovative solutions.

    Clients
    The North Face
    International Rescue Committee
    Lexus
    Subaru
    Notable Project

    niftic agency was hired by an international trade agency that needed custom software to improve their ability to manage the backend of several brands' websites. niftic agency also developed a chatbot that could automatically screen leads, helping the client manage their high volume of inbound marketing.

    "They’re more engineering-based and utility-driven, which we like because it gives us an honest read on them. It also means that when a product goes awry—which they all do in some way—they’ll handle it well. That’s what we care about." - CEO, International Trade Agency

  • 6
    $250,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Sensis is an integrated cross-cultural marketing agency with offices in Los Angeles Washington, D.C., Austin, and Atlanta. Founded in 1998, the team of 90+ offers advertising, research, digital experience, PR, social media, and branding. They develop research-based campaigns that drive measurable ROI their clients.

    Clients
    City of Los Angeles
    Boston College
    US Department of Commerce
    Auto Club Speedway
    Industries
    Notable Project

    One of Sensis’ clients is an energy company that wanted to connect with its community with a bilingual PR campaign. Sensis organized community events, worked with local media, and designed and produced all the advertising material.

    “In many ways, I feel that we're their only client. I know that's kind of a cliché – the way that they have been able to sometimes just drop everything else, get what we needed done, and bring in any additional partners, if necessary. They've really done an outstanding job.” – Communications Manager, Energy Company

  • 7
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Online Optimism is a digital marketing agency from New Orleans. It was founded in 2012 and now has a team of 12 that provides a wide variety of services including web design, SEO, PPC, social media marketing, digital strategy, email marketing and more.

    Clients
    Xavier University of Louisiana
    One Main
    St. Thomas Community Health Center
    Superior Seafood
    Notable Project

    A car dealership had unsatisfactory experiences with other digital marketing agencies and wanted to try a new approach. Online Optimism created a comprehensive digital marketing strategy that included SEM search, display, and mobile advertising as well as video content.

     

  • 8
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Fairfax VA

    Foster Web Marketing is a web marketing company located in Fairfax, Va. Founded in 1998, Foster Web Marketing has around 40 employees who specialize in web design, SEO, and CRM consulting and SI, particularly for legal firms.The client appreciated Foster Web Marketing's ability to enrich their team's knowledge of best practices in web marketing through webinars and collaboration.

    Clients
    Molly B. Kenny
    Keller & Keller
    Cardoza Law Corporation
    Cuddigan Law
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Foster Web Marketing worked with a law firm to revitalize its website. Foster Web Marketing provided web design and development, including improved mobile responsiveness. Once the website was complete, Foster Web Marketing stayed on to provide 20 hours of support every month.  

    "We’ve had great success with the site; it’s increased over 19% in organic traffic since October 2016." – Director of Marketing, Legal Firm 

  • 9
    $25,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Alexandria VA

    Founded in 1991, ds+f (Don Schaaf & Friends, Inc.) is full service branding agency in Annapolis, Md. The agency's small team of 7 specializes in advertising, branding, and video production. 

    Clients
    National Retail Federation
    NPR
    Cushman & Wakefield
    WIDIA
    Notable Project

    A real estate firm hired ds+f for branding assistance. The client needed a new logo, web design, and printed marketing assets used during client meetings. Following the website launch, ds+f stayed on to maintain and update the website as needed. The client enjoyed working with ds+f's creative and collaborative team. 

    "They [ds+f] pack a lot of power and creativity in a world with so much choice. They always seem to have solutions to our problems." – Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate Firm 

  • 10
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Alliance Interactive is a Washington, D.C.-based web and digital agency that was founded in 2003. Alliance Interactive's team of 7 employees has worked with all types of clients ranging from nonprofits to large B2B organizations. The firm specializes in web design, web development, digital strategy, and SEO.  

    Clients
    Department of Defense
    Solar Training Network
    Women's College Coalition
    Sodexo
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Alliance Interactive partnered with an international development organization to redevelop the organization's website to increase traffic and improve navigation. The team at Alliance Interactive redesigned the website, added a resource library, and created a story hub. The team also added features to the new site to improve its UX and continues to work on and update the website today. The client is very pleased with their partnership with Alliance Interactive. 

    "We’ve had a very positive experience. They took any idea we had and found a way to make it work within our budget. They were flexible and responsive." – Employee, International Development Organization 

  • 11
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Founded in 2016, BluShark Digital LLC is located in Washington. With more than 48 employees, they provide digital strategy, content marketing, and SEO for midmarket and small businesses. They focus on the legal, health care, medical, and business services industries.

    Clients
    David Benowitz
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BluShark Digital LLC provided SEO efforts for a criminal defense law firm. They were responsible for a website buildout, content development, SEO management, and PPC management. They had fantastic communication and abided to timelines.

    "Fantastic communication and production timelines." –Managing Partner, Criminal Defense Law Firm

  • 12
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Jives Media is a marketing agency based in San Francisco. Since 2012, they have offered their services in advertising, email marketing, and SEO solutions for small and medium-sized businesses alike. The team of 10 includes web designers, growth hackers, and brand strategists.

    Clients
    Oracle
    Poshmark
    Thumbtack
    Ives Law Firm
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Jives Media initially redesigned a website and then implemented an omnichannel digital marketing strategy for a law firm. They optimized a Google My Business profile, executed PPC campaigns, and managed SEO initiatives to secure more clients. Jives Media's digital marketing campaigns increased qualified leads by 250% and grew website traffic by 84% to generate more than 2,000 monthly views. 

    "This growth has allowed our law firm to scale and further invest in marketing ads." – Head Paralegal, Law Firm

  • 13
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Manifest is an experience design and branded content marketing agency based in New York, with offices in St. Louis, Phoenix, and Washington, DC. The agency, founded in 2015, has more than 200 employees that enable them to provide content marketing through advertising, branding, and digital strategy.

    Clients
    Primrose Schools
    Delta
    Hilton
    JW Marriot
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Manifest was hired by a Membership Organization to provide print and digital ad support, which includes helping develop content for a daily newsletter, a print magazine, and blog posts, and composing and printing the magazine. The digital newsletter saw higher open- and click-through rates, with more quality leads wanting to receive it. The print magazine also continues to do well.

     "They do a good job managing the projects. We’ve never had problems with them being unavailable or unresponsive." - Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Membership Organization 

  • 14
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    Located in Washington, DC, Brand+Aid is a branding agency that specializes in advertising, branding, print design, and content marketing. Since 1999, the team of about 10 has been working with different clients in various industries including education, non-profits, and government services. 

    Clients
    American University
    Gannett
    HCA Healthcare
    National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A global PR firm went to Brand+Aid for its branding needs. Along with a complete branding campaign with design concepts, Brand+Aid helped the firm with brainstorming and write-ups. As a result of their work, the PR firm is receiving new business. The client prides Brand+Aid on their work ethic. 

    "Understanding perfectly well the needs of our audience, they [Brand+Aid] design with the audience in mind." – Production Director, Global PR Firm

  • 15
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    Thor Social is a digital marketing agency based in Washington, DC, with offices in New York, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, and Boston. The agency, founded in 2019, has a team of less than ten that provides social media marketing, SEO, PPC, advertising, email marketing, and web design services. Thor Social serves small and mid-market companies and institutions in various industries that include business services, consumer products & services, and education. 

    Clients
    Beazer Homes USA
    CatClar Investments
    Stryker
    Nvidia
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A medical investment management firm hired Thor Social to help them attract new customers and patients for the medical practices that they manage. As part of the engagement, Thor Social handled the firm's digital marketing that includes SEO, paid advertising, PPC, Google Ads, and Facebook Ads. They also managed the firm's social media accounts, their email marketing, and their SMS blasts. Because of the engagement, the firm has more patients, awareness of the brand expanded, and their customer acquisition costs dropped significantly.

    "They’re always giving us great results and feedback, helping us move our KPI further and further down the line." - CEO, Healthcare Management Company

  • 16
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Strategies 360 is a public relations and strategic positioning firm headquartered in Seattle, Wash. The firm has 12 satellite offices scattered along the West Coast, as well as one in Washington, D.C. Strategies 360 was founded in 2004 and has around 100 employees. In addition to PR, Strategies 360 offers many other services, including web design, UX/UI design, search engine optimization, and more. The majority of its clients are in government and business services.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    A software development firm hired Strategies 360 to provide high-quality development resources. Strategies 360 worked quickly to supply backend development, touchscreen capabilities, WordPress support, and other web development help. 

    “They’re excellent, well-organized, and very responsive to changes and incoming requests. They hit all their deadlines and we have no complaints about the work they produced. ” - CEO, Software Development Firm

  • 17
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Falls Church VA

    ESB Advertising is a full-service advertising agency located in Falls Church, Va. Their small team of 17 specialists has been offering media planning and buying, advertising, and PPC to their clients since the founding of their company in 2012.
     

    Clients
    Michael & Sons
    Mattress Warehouse
    Long Roofing
    Notable Project

    ESB Advertising provides advertising and branding for an HVAC contractor. They coined the tagline for the client’s business, and have managed all TV advertising services since 2013. The most recent project included a Super Bowl commercial that starred a major celebrity. The rapid growth of the company can be partially attributed to their cohesive marketing strategy.
     

  • 18
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC
    Greenflag Media, a web design agency, was launched in 2018. Their small team is in Baltimore, Maryland and Arlington, Virginia. The firm specializes in web design and search engine optimization.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Greenflag Media revamped an e-commerce site for a luxury consignment. They were tasked with migrating the site into a Shopify-based platform. 

    "Their dedication to pleasing their client was highly appreciated and noted."

  • 19
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Holbrook NY

    Lounge Lizard has 23 years of experience in website design and development, digital marketing, social media, SEO, and mobile app development. Lounge Lizard's team works to drive leads and produces design and branding for clients across industries and around the world since 1998. Lounge Lizard has offices in NYC, Long Island, Nashville, Washington DC, and Los Angeles.

    Clients
    A+E Networks
    HONEYWELL
    CANON
    DISNEY
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A candle company went to Lounge Lizard for a more modern, user-friendly, and sleek website. Lounge Lizard redesigned the site from top to bottom and audited the site for SEO performance. The client says that users love the graphics and functionality.

    “If one of my team members finds they need something, Lounge Lizard addresses it immediately. Their response has been spot on.” – E-Commerce Specialist, Candle Company

  • 20
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    Kabooface Marketing, LLC, an advertising company, was founded in 2016. They are located in Charlotte, North Carolina and have a small team. Kabooface Marketing, LLC provides advertising, event marketing & planning, media planning & buying, and social media marketing.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Kabooface Marketing, LLC works with a CBD and cosmetic surgery Company on their digital marketing efforts. They manage SEO, PPC, forecasting, projection, among other marketing aspects.

    “They guide me into making the best and most informed decisions possible to maximize our reach and revenue.”

  • 22
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Vienna VA

    Atigro is a digital marketing and development company located in Vienna, Va. They were founded in 2003. The team of about 14 specializes in advertising, digital strategy, and SEO services. 

    Clients
    CyberRX
    Expense to Profit
    Health Affairs
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Atigro developed a brand message to distinguish a leadership training company in a crowded market. After acquiring knowledge of the business, they crafted language to communicate the value of products to potential clients. The new brand messaging effectively resonated with the target audience.

    "Responsiveness was good and nobody got visibly impatient with us during the many twists and turns on the way to a final narrative." — CEO, Leadership Training Company

  • 23
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Fifth Tribe is a digital agency based in Arlington, Va. Since 2012, their team of just over 10 has specialized in web development, advertising, branding, and much more for mainly mid-sized businesses.

    Clients
    Kaiser Permanente
    Peace Corps
    INOVA
    US Air Force
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Fifth Tribe provided web development services for a nonprofit. The team designed a website that encourages people to apply for relief efforts through a user-friendly and accessible interface. The client was very pleased with the outcomes of the engagement.

    "They were fantastic at communicating about the project. They let us know how excited they were at every step and adapted their work to fit our needs. They were great in meeting our budget and understanding our financial limit." — Program Analyst, Non-Profit

  • 24
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Washington DC

    Makovsky is a communications firm that was founded in 1979. They are headquartered in New York and have an additional office in Washington, DC. They have about 236 employees that do advertising, branding, and digital strategy. Most clients are in the financial services industry. 

    Clients
    Mak Awards (2017)
    Industries
  • 25
    $10,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Washington DC

    GMMB is a PR and communications agency headquartered in Washington DC, with additional offices in Seattle, Wash., and San Francisco, Calif. Founded in 1983, GMMB's team of 300 focuses on at social media marketing, PR, and marketing strategy, primarily for nonprofit organizations. 

    Clients
    World Health Organization
    American Beverage Association
    American Lung Association
    Emily's List
    Industries
    Notable Project

    During the outbreak of the H1N1 virus in 2009, GMMB worked with a state department of heath to promote ways to prevent the spread of the virus. GMMB created a series of TV, online, print, and transit ads. During the next flu season, GMMB has continued the work by creating online videos and a jingle to promote general flu prevention. 

     

  • 26
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Arlington VA

    LMO is a communications firm that was founded in 1995. They are headquartered in Arlington, Va., and have an additional office in Baltimore. LMO has about 70 employees that specialize in social media marketing, advertising, marketing strategy, and branding. The serve the advertising, education, and business services sectors. 

    Clients
    George Washington University
    NCARB
    The Maple Guild
    VA Lottery
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A podcast company hired LMO to create a more visual, less audio podcasting experience. A website was created with interactive features to supplement the podcasts, along with social media promotion and advertising.  One podcast debuted at number 1 on iTunes.

     

  • 27
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Columbia MD

    ADG Creative is a full-service creative agency in Columbia, Md., that was founded in 1991. The agency has nearly 80 employees and offers a wide range of services, including web design, marketing strategy, branding, video production, and advertising. ADG Creative usually works with enterprises but also has midmarket and small business clients in a variety of industries.

    Clients
    : PayPal
    NFL
    U.S Department of Homeland Security
    Villanova University
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A Pennsylvania brewery hired ADG Creative to help strengthen its brand loyalty and reach. ADG created labels using successful design strategies of other craft breweries. This helped the brewery extend its reach and appeal to potential customers.

     

  • 28
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Bethesda MD
    RP3 Agency, a marketing strategy company, was established in 2009. The firm offers marketing strategy, advertising, branding, market research, and more and has a small team. The firm is based in Bethesda, Maryland.
    Industries
  • 29
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    Located in Washington, D.C., Design In DC is a web design company that was founded in 2016. With a team of fewer than 10 employees, they serve small and midmarket businesses in the e-commerce industry. Their services primarily include web design, as well as web development and SEO.

    Clients
    Easy Grade
    Wingo's
    Foty Fusion
    Berkeley Dental
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Design In DC redesigned a website for an IT consulting firm, providing technical resources and templates. They also rebranded a logo. The team surpassed expectations and delivered an all-encompassing design.

    “The vendor was very flexible and the services they provided from reviewing content to providing a photographer for pictures were all impeccable.” – CEO, IT Consulting Firm

  • 30
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Vienna VA
    Established in 1964, White64 is an advertising company. Located in Vienna, Virginia, their small team focuses on advertising, marketing strategy, public relations, and video production.
    Industries
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